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Local leaders weigh in on Muslim center near Ground Zero

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7 comments:

  • Brian Dockter posted at 10:32 am on Sun, Sep 26, 2010.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2740

    Darrel wrote:

    Khan Asfar, president, Lodi Muslim Mosque: "My opinion is that if it's OK for a church to be there or a temple to be there, it should be OK for a mosque, too. They're not hurting anyone."

    How sad that a good man can be so misinformed. Not hurting anyone?

    -And the real sad thing is: I doubt many Muslims in America are aware so much of their mosques get money funelled to them from the Wahabists. Check out creeping sharia.com

     
  • Brian Dockter posted at 10:24 am on Sun, Sep 26, 2010.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2740

    What seems to be amiss in so much of the conversations on this subject and Political Islam as a whole are the many countries that are our allies around the world and especially in Europe who are on the brink of total Political Islam takeover. The liberal media paints this picture that if it's not happening here we shouldn't worry where it's happening elsewhere. OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????

     
  • Brian Dockter posted at 10:18 am on Sun, Sep 26, 2010.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2740

    Political Islam is the atithesis of Democracy. By signing on to any of the terms that allow the building of this Mosque is accepting the premise of Political Islam.
    Check out politicalislam.com

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 8:41 am on Sun, Sep 26, 2010.

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    Cliff Shirk, elder, Beth Hallel Messianic Fellowship, Lodi..."We have to understand that Islam is a political system, and when it gains control of a nation, it is total control. Building an Islamic center so close to Ground Zero would be a symbol of victory."

    If Cliff is correct, shouldn't this issue be a very high priority in our thinking. No Christian church can be built in a nation of islam because Christianity is seen as a blight from those areas. Cliff is right. I do not go to church and I am not a believer, but I think Christians are good for our country and most Mosques are intertwined into a political system that is dangerous to the health of Christianity. I hope I am wrong, but...

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 8:30 am on Sun, Sep 26, 2010.

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    Frank Palmer, First Missionary Baptist Church of Woodbridge: "On a strictly personal basis, I am not in favor of it. If you look at the bigger picture, though, we can't start picking and choosing which people can build and which cannot....

    I guess that means any enemy who is able to buy land in the USA, should be able to build a symbol of their choice even if the intent is to destroy our country. Im not saying that is what is happening here, but where is the line drawn? According to Mr Palmer, there is no line.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 8:05 am on Sun, Sep 26, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    Khan Asfar, president, Lodi Muslim Mosque: "My opinion is that if it's OK for a church to be there or a temple to be there, it should be OK for a mosque, too. They're not hurting anyone."

    How sad that a good man can be so misinformed. Not hurting anyone?

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 7:59 am on Sun, Sep 26, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    Rabbi Jason Gwasdoff, Temple Israel, Stockton: ""Do I know for sure whether the center should be built? No, I don't know for sure, and anybody who tells you they do is slighting the complexity of the argument....

    I think the Rabbi is not truthful... starts out saying that he is not sure, but follows the statement with every reason to build it, thus he is sure. I could not find one thought or argument that might give reason to oppose the project, only sound reason to build; I hope I am wrong about him, but...

    "If they build this Islamic center, in five years, no one will notice it anymore, four years, three years. This is exactly the kind of controversy that burns very hot, and in a year everyone forgets

     

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